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Randall Miller is a member of the IA, the DGA, SAG and the WGA. He began his career as a struggling actor appearing in tv commercials, theater and a few stints in television shows and movies. After USC Film School he went to the AFI. His thesis film at the AFI launched his career as a director working in television when Ed Zwick hired him to direct thirty something when he was still in his twenties. His first break into features came when Todd Black hired him to direct Class Act starring Kid 'N Play. He often works with his wife and collaborator Jody Savin with whom he has written numerous screenplays, many un-produced and others produced. When they were in their 40's they took the money out of there house and produced Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing & Charm School starring Marisa Tomei, John Goodman and Robert Carlyle. Marilyn Hotchkiss premiered at Sundance and thus started the couples foray into independent film. Their most successful independent film was Bottle Shock starring Alan Rickman, Bill Pullman and Chris Pine. The couple raised money and self released the film domestically when they were unhappy with the distribution deals being offered.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

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Graduated from University of Southern California, Film School (BA) Graduated from American Film Institute, Director's Program (MBA).
Grew up in Pasadena, CA and still lives there.
His career appeared to come to a screeching halt, following controversies surrounding the 2011 film "Midnight Rider," a Greg Allman biopic that was to star William Hurt. The death of camera operator Sarah Jones occurred, allegedly as a result of decisions made by the director, while conducting unauthorized filming on an active train track. The furor resulting from this accident, including outcries against the director from Hurt, Allman, the film industry, and the public, brought the film to a complete halt. The incident was likened, in the "Complete Crimes" documentary, to the John Landis incident, during direction of "The Twilight Zone Movie," where several actors were killed under similar conditions. Landis was charged and cleared in criminal court, however Miller was not. As of 2016, Miller has not been scheduled to oversee any other movie production.

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